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Old 02-05-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
elilamar
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Problems with internet connection in gNewSense linux (Eth card: BroadCom Netlink BCM5784)


Hi I just installed gewsense on my dell studio xps. I have a dual boot with windows vista. Problem is I cant get the internet to work via lan or wireless. I have read it could be incompatibility with my hardware but wanted to know what can I do to troubleshoot and resolve.

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ elilamar!

It will help us to know the network card on your machine. Please post the output of (you may need to be root)

Code:
lspci -nn | grep Ethernet
Keep in mind that gNewSense is a completely free (as in speech&beer) GNU/Linux distribution. Many drivers, especially wireless, require non-free drivers and you will likely have to install these yourself. This makes the jump into Linux a little more difficult, though for some people this is what it is important to them.

Hopefully we can help more when we know a little more about your system.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ elilamar!

It will help us to know the network card on your machine. Please post the output of (you may need to be root)

Code:
lspci -nn | grep Ethernet
Keep in mind that gNewSense is a completely free (as in speech&beer) GNU/Linux distribution. Many drivers, especially wireless, require non-free drivers and you will likely have to install these yourself. This makes the jump into Linux a little more difficult, though for some people this is what it is important to them.

Hopefully we can help more when we know a little more about your system.
Thanks Awatto, I am excited to learn Linux. I ran the code and this is what I got":
BroadCom Corporation Netlink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1698] (rev10)
 
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